Director, Digitisation Services - EL2

National Archives of Australia
Closing Date
Fri, 31st July 2020
Position Type
Full Time
$121,210 - $131,143

About the Role

As the memory of our nation, the National Archives of Australia collects, preserves and provides access to Australian Government records providing insight to our history and identity. The Collection Management Branch stores, transfers, preserves and digitises the national collection ensuring the long term objective of the National Archives to be a world leading archive in this digital age.

The Director, Digitisation Services will be responsible for the operational performance and delivery of national digitisation services to the public and Australian Government agencies.  The position is also responsible for the successful delivery of specific high profile organisational projects such as the WWII Service Records digitisation project. The Director will be required to take the strategic leadership of digitisation services of the Archives collection to ensure our mission to connect Australians with their identity and history is achieved.

The Director will lead a multi-disciplined and diverse team, modelling the National Archives Values in the workplace. These values including service excellence, innovation and collaboration are integral to the success of all teams working across the Collection Management Branch and the wider agency.


Under broad direction, the main duties of the role are to:

1. Provide strategic advice and direction to the Leadership team in relation to the digitisation function.

2. Provide leadership for the national digitisation function including setting the strategic direction, developing standards and procedures, and allocating resources.

3. Ensure the delivery of digitisation projects to meet Government and community expectations.

4. Maintain an awareness of innovations in digitisation practices, build the National Archives’ digitisation capability and drive continuous service improvement practices.

5. Initiate, build and maintain effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, including through collaboration.

6. Lead and manage a section with responsibility for establishing and promoting contemporary people management policy and practice to assist the national Archives to meet its strategic objectives.

7. Implement the Archives’ innovation, digital transformation and change agendas. 

8. Manage the performance of staff and financial resources in accordance with the National Archives' policies and guidelines.

9. Promote and apply the APS and National Archives values and contemporary people management principles and practices in diversity, workplace health and safety and participative management.

10. Implement, promote and apply the National Archives’ Vision, Mission and Commitments as expressed in The Archives Way.


Relevant tertiary qualifications, and/or membership or eligibility for membership of relevant professional associations are desirable.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian citizens and be able to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting Level 1 security clearance.

How to apply: Applications must be submitted via our online e-recruitment system. Applicants must in 1000 words or less outline the skills and relevant experience you would bring to this role. Please refer to the position description for this role.

The National Archives has a skilled and diverse workforce. We value our people, performance, integrity and service, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people from every cultural and linguistic background.



Steven Fox, Assistant Director-General, Collection Management Branch, 02 6212 3918.

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